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Cynthia Greenleaf

Cynthia Greenleaf Receives Distinguished Scholars Award for Literacy Research

This award honors scholars who are members of the National Council on Research in Language and Literacy and whose work has made major contributions to language and literacy research.


Deb Sigman

WestEd's Deb Sigman Receives the CERA 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

WestEd’s Deb Sigman is the recipient of the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Educational Research Association (CERA). The award honors her more than 40 years of leadership and service to California's K-12 students.

AssessmentAwardsSchools and districts

Celebrating Staff - Staff Awards 2017

Congratulations to WestEd's 2017 Staff Award Winners!

Learn about the extraordinary work of the 2017 winners of WestEd's Staff Recognition Awards.

AwardsLiteracyResearch and evaluation

J. Ronald Lally

WestEd's Ron Lally Recognized as a Doyen in Early Care and Education

Lally co-directs WestEd's Center for Child & Family Studies and Program for Infant/Toddler Care.

AwardsEarly childhoodHealth & safety

Celebrating Staff 2016 Staff Awards

Congratulations to WestEd's 2016 Staff Award Winners!

Learn about the extraordinary work of the 2016 winners of WestEd's Staff Recognition Awards.


Celebrating Staff in 2015

Celebrating Excellence in 2015: WestEd Staff Awards

WestEd's Staff Awards program recognizes staff accomplishments and excellence. Congratulations to our 2015 award recipients!


Kevin Schaefer

WestEd's Kevin Schaefer Receives Award for Partners in Educational Excellence

Congratulations to Kevin Schaefer, acknowledged for his significant contributions to Lake Elsinore (CA) Unified School District.

AwardsSchools and districtsSpecial education